Sharps Ridge Runner
DATE TIME PLACE: Saturday, June 10, 2023. 8:00 am. (Kids Race will start at 7:30 am.) Race will start and finish at Lincoln Park Technology and Trade Center, 535 Chickamauga Avenue, Knoxville TN 37917. lat 36.000448 long -83.936943
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Four and Seven Mile courses will start with a very short stretch on a paved road before heading into the park trails. Trails are moderately technical and flowing as they gradually climb and descend the Sharp's Ridge. Kids mile is all on trail.
Four Mile Course:
Hanover Street into park.
Right on Lincoln around to Sharp Shin.
Sharp Shin to Push Line.
Right on Push Line uphill to Firebreak.
Left on Firebreak to Sharp Shin.
Sharp Shin back to Push Line.
Right on Push Line down to Lincoln.
Left on Lincoln and back to finish.
Seven Mile Course (probably closer to 6½ miles):
Follow four mile course to Sharp Shin/Firebreak junction
Right along road to top of Tiberius (?)
Left on Tiberius (?) down hill
Pass Lincoln extension on left, continue to bottom
Follow oval loop clockwise, then turn back uphill
Uphill to Lincoln extension
Right on Lincoln, follow around ridge
Stay on Lincoln past Pushline and Sharp Shin
Stay on Lincoln to Hanover spur
Downhill finish on Hanover
DIRECTIONS: Race staging area will be at Lincoln Park Technology and Trade Center, 535 Chickamauga Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917.
REGISTRATION FEE (NO REFUNDS AND NO BIB TRANSFERS): $20.00 for preregistration. $10.00 for students 14 and younger. KTC volunteer coupons accepted. Online registration available at www.ktc.org. NOTE: Day of Race registration $25.00. Kids Trail Mile $5.00 anytime.
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KIDS TRAIL RACE: Kids will run a moderately hilly and truly fun course of about a mile, starting at 7:30. Start and finish at base of trailhead rather than at school, but race signup and staging area will be at Lincoln Park Technology and Trade Center at the adult race staging area.
T-SHIRTS: Special limited edition T-shirts will be printed for the series. This is the same shirt as at all other Treadin’ Trodden Trails races; one shirt per runner PER SEASON please. Taking multiple shirts minimizes monies we are able to donate to trail friendly causes.
TTT SERIES AWARDS: This year we'll be awarding the top 3 in each division free race entries: 1st gets the full monty, all 12 races, 2nd gets the 9 race series, and 3rd gets entry into 6 races. Additionally we'll hold a drawing so that two lucky runners get a pair of shoes, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Runners Market. We'll once again be presenting the awards at the annual KTC Holiday Party in December. Reminder, to qualify for series awards (and free shoes!), you'll need to be a member of KTC, and you will need to have volunteered two times during the course of the trail race season
RESULTS: Results will be available on the Knoxville Track Club website: www.ktc.org
COURSE ETIQUETTE: We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who exhibits unsportsmanlike conduct or is abusive to volunteers. Due to insurance regulations, no headsets, earphones, bicycles, baby strollers, roller blades or pets on the course.
SAFETY: Aid and water stations will be provided, but in an effort to be greener, we require all runners to carry their own water, i.e., there will be no cups supplied at the aid stations. If you don't own a handheld, consider purchasing one; they're quite useful out on the trail. We also strongly recommend that anyone sensitive to insect stings or bites carry their own medication. Finally, we urge that everyone do some pre-race training offroad, as there is no substitute for experience. We want you to have a good time.
SAFETY POLICY CLARIFICATION: Our primary goal is to keep everybody safe out there in the woods. We've had some interest by younger folks in running the longer races, and we're all over that idea, but we are also concerned about their safety. For the remainder of the season (and moving forward), if a runner is under 12 years old, he or she will need to be accompanied by an adult in order to run the adult race (i.e. not the kids mile).Also, and this is less of a safety concern and more of a concern for the welfare of our volunteers: We'll need to start enforcing the 18:00/mile minimum pace. This has been our policy all along but we've gotten a little lax and this keeps our volunteers in the woods far longer than they should have to be. Moving forward, each race will have a sweeper, and runners will need to be moving at greater than an 18:00/mile pace to stay in the race. Don't get caught by the sweep!
DON'T TAKE A BIB IF YOU'RE NOT RUNNING. This is safety-related – we want to make sure that everybody who starts the race stays safe. If you take a bib, we think you're running the race. Then when you don't show up at the finish, we have to try and track you down and make sure you're not lost in the woods or hurt. So please — if you're not running the race, don't take a bib. Also, if you have to drop out of the race, please let one of the race officials know so you are accounted for. Also, don't crunch or fold the bib, or tear off the bottom. We need an unspoiled bib to record your time and finish place.
INFO FOR RUNNING OR VOLUNTEERING: Contact race director Tim Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info 865.548.4718. Volunteer info and signup available at Runsignup.com We value volunteerism highly. Runners can take their participation in the KTC TTT series to the next level by volunteering! Not only does the success of each trail race depend on our great community of volunteers, but volunteerism is required for placement in the esteemed Grand Prix Rankings. In order to qualify for a Grand Prix award, runners must also volunteer for a minimum of 2 events. Each trail race has opportunities for both folks running in the event and those preferring to provide support during the race. Volunteer positions can be found and selected on the respective race page on Runsignup.com. No experience is necessary and one might argue that volunteering is more fun than running. Come out, support the community and secure your place in the Grand Prix hierarchy!
KTC SAFETY POLICY: KTC’s mission is to encourage lifelong physical well-being through running and walking. That is accomplished through a variety of events and programming. The Knoxville Track Club puts the safety of its participants, spectators, staff and volunteers first. Dangerous weather conditions pose a unique challenge to an event of any size, distance or location. Therefore, KTC has adopted the following Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, with special attention placed on the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, extreme temperatures and humidity. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these conditions on Knoxville Track Club’s website (www.ktc.org), as well as through other available means of communication such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook and public address announcements.
The Executive Director and Race Director in consultation, when available, with law enforcement, fire/EMS, other medical officers and other officials, will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: Altering the start time, altering the course, or in extreme situations cancellation of the event. Visible lightning occurring within 30 minutes of the scheduled start will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 30 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 30-minute increments up to a maximum of 3 delays.
Race personnel reserve the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race or modify the course due to inclement weather. As stated on registration and race pages, there are no refunds or transfers. Participants must abandon the race if ordered to do so by the race personnel, medical staff, fire/paramedics or police personnel.